Baccarat meaning

bä'kə-rä', băk'ə-
A card game in which the winner is the player who holds two or three cards totaling closest to nine.
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A gambling game played with cards, in which players may bet that either or both of the two other hands will beat the dealer's hand: the dealer typically uses a paddle to deal the cards and move the chips.
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(card games) A card game with some similarities to blackjack.
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Origin of baccarat

  • French baccara from Provençal
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Probably from French
    From Wiktionary